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If you have been injured on the job in New York City, it is likely that the experience has left you battling many anxieties. You may be asking yourself questions like, when can I get back to work? How will I pay my medical bills? What if my injuries left me unable to perform at my previous job? How will I support my family? At Proner & Proner in NYC, we understand just how stressful a work-related injury can be, especially when considering the length of time that it may take for you to make a full recovery from your injuries.
Although the law says that it doesn’t matter how your injury occurred, some employers and their insurers will contest employees’ claims after an on-the-job injury. That is why it is important to get advice and assistance from a knowledgeable workers’ compensation lawyer. At the NYC law firm of Proner & Proner, Attorney Mitchell Proner will not only advise you about your rights but will also help you complete the paperwork. His goal is to ensure that you receive all the benefits for which you are entitled. To schedule a free consultation to learn about your options, please call or contact us online.
There are limits on how much workers’ compensation will pay. Under certain circumstances, injured workers may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against a third party in order to make up the difference between the amount they receive from workers’ comp and the growing amount of medical bills and other costs. Circumstances that might lead to a third party personal injury claim include:
If you’re working construction, and suffer an injury because of a fall from a ladder, or improper scaffolding, or if you are exposed to any gravity-related risk, you may be entitled to bring an action against the owner of the building where the accident took place under the labor law. If you fell at a worksite from a ladder and sustained injuries you should contact an experienced labor law attorney. If you fell during construction because you scaffolding collapsed, you need an expert labor law attorney to determine the full amount of your rights.
If you are injured in circumstances like these, you could receive both workers’ compensation benefits and the payouts from a personal injury lawsuit. Attorney Mitchell Proner can advise you about your eligibility for the circumstances surrounding your case. In all situations like these, attorney Proner will explore your case thoroughly to identify all possible sources of compensation.
If you were injured on the job in New York City, contact the law firm of Proner & Proner to secure an attorney who is committed to obtaining maximum benefits for you. To schedule a free initial consultation after a workplace accident, please call or fill out our online contact form today.
Attorney Mitchell Proner serves clients throughout New York State and Connecticut, and he also handles cases throughout the United States.
Personal Injury Verdicts & Settlements
Female, Male: Premises Liability
Lawsuit arising from a hotel fire where homeless families were placed for temporary shelter.
Female, 43: Premises Liability
On the way home from work, our client fell down the steps at a subway station.
Injuries: Acute head trauma with traumatic brain injury
Female, 33: Serious personal injury
Our client fell down the stairs and was knocked unconscious at a New York City subway station.
Injuries: Fractured skull, subsequent seizure disorder
Female: Serious Personal Injury
Our client fell getting off a bus, due to her heel getting caught in a hole.
Injuries: Ankle, Shoulders & Wrist. Required multiple arthroscopic surgeries over a 5 month period and ongoing pain management
Baby Girl, Newborn: Birth injury
Our client suffered a birth injury resulting in Erb’s palsy and partial loss of use of right arm.
Female, 46: Serious personal injury
Our client had an asthma attack and called an ambulance. She arrived at the hospital and advised the EMT not to take her out in the stretcher, as she would walk. The EMT pulled the stretcher and the legs of the stretcher failed to lock, causing the client to fall and flip while strapped to the stretcher.
Injuries: Pinched nerve in spinal cord and neck requiring spinal surgery
Male, 35: Workers' compensation
Our client was changing a pump strainer on a hot air furnace when he stepped on a board and fell through the ceiling.
Injuries: Herniated disc which required surgery
Male, 27: Workers' compensation
Our client was performing routine maintenance on an air conditioner. He had to use a wooden ladder, which slid on a slippery floor, making him fall.
Injuries: Three fractures in his ankle requiring surgery
Male, 32: Premises Liability
Our client fell from a rooftop, through was a hole for air conditioning covered by tar paper.
Injuries: Bilateral shoulder injuries requiring shoulder surgery, right ankle injury
Male, 51: Premises Liability
Our client fell on an icy sidewalk.
Injuries: Trimalleolar fracture of ankle that required surgery
Female, 79: Serious personal injury
A safe fell on our client while shopping at a hardware store.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury
Female, 51: Premises Liability
Our client tripped and fell on a water hose at front door of the garage where her car was being repaired.
Injuries: Fractured left wrist which required surgery
Female, 23 - Female Child, 3: Serious personal injury
Injuries (Female): Multiple fractures of the arm; facial fractures which required surgery Injuries (Child): Head trauma; facial fractures
Male, 44: Premises Liability
Our client was in a steam room when the sauna produced excessive steam, causing our client serious burns.
Injuries: 2nd and 3rd degree burns to the entire body
Male, 59: Workers' compensation
Our client fell into an elevator shaft at his workplace.
Injuries: Five broken ribs, punctured right lung, liver laceration, soft tissue ankle and hip injuries
Female, 60: Premises Liability
Our client slipped on a wet floor while shopping at a supermarket.
Injuries: Fractured wrist with open reduction and internal fixation
Male, 44: Premises Liability
Our client slipped and fell coming out of a bathroom.
Injuries: Fractured left ankle requiring surgery
Male, 27: Premises Liability
At a grand opening of a store, a storage door fell on our client’s head from a height of 13 feet.
Injuries: Laceration on head, mild traumatic brain injury
Male, 76: Nursing home malpractice
The client was trying to transfer from bed to wheelchair. The home attendant did not put the wheelchair close enough or did not lock it.
Injuries: Broken hip
Female, 34: Premises Liability
Freight elevator doors slammed on our client’s right hand.
Injuries: Right index finger amputated requiring surgery for the revision of the amputation
Female, 63: Premises Liability
Our client was walking towards the subway and fell.
Injuries: Right wrist fracture that required surgery
Female, 74: Premises Liability
Our client fell down an open trap door at a tile store.
Injuries: Broken wrist and a laceration on her forehead
Road Rage Incident
Mitchell Proner spoke in support of NYC motorcycle riders and called on NY lawmakers and police not to overreact to a highly publicized road rage incident or to let that incident cast all motorcyclists in a bad light.
Hit and Run
Attorney Mitchell Proner was on hand when the motorist accused of hitting a female jogger on a road in Central Islip appeared in a New York courtroom to answer charges of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
Attorney Mitchell Proner, an expert on maritime law, spoke about the similarities between the Costa Concordia ferry disaster and the recent Indonesian ferry accident that killed at least 24 people.